- Issue date: 05/02/2010
- Printing Process: Huecograbado
- Paper: Estucado engomado fosforescente
- Special characteristic: P-541, P-378, P-146 y P-513, respectivamente, más Oro en todos los valores postales.
- Size of stamp: 24,88 x 28,8 mm. (verticales)
- Postal value of the stamps: 0,34 - 0,45 – 0,64 y 2,75 €
- Print run: Ilimitada para los cuatro valores postales
- Dented: 12 3/4 horizontal y 13 1/4 vertical
This year’s definitive series is made up of four stamps depicting the portrait of King Juan Carlos I.
He is King of the Spanish people as he himself proclaimed on the 22nd November 1975. Defender of democracy and the constitutional values, the figure of Don Juan Carlos I as head of state is well known to all and he has always been very much aware of the social and cultural development of all regions. He is regularly in touch with universities, foundations and academies and promotes the development of new technologies, investigation, sport and culture in all its proceedings.
The link of King Juan Carlos I to philately goes back to the very moment he was proclaimed King. The first stamp issue in which features both H.M. Juan Carlos and Sofia dates back to December 25th 1975 and since then, on request of Correos, the monarch signs a sheet of every stamp issued. The King’s collection of signed sheets is part of the collection of the Postal and Telegraphic Museum in Madrid and they are exhibited in those exhibitions in which Correos participates. King Juan Carlos I, whenever requested, also presides over the Committee of Honour of prestigious national philatelic exhibitions.